Acute Leukemia and Social Security Disability
Social Security Disability Lawyer
Typically, applying for and receiving social security disability benefits can take many months. But what if your disabling condition is so severe that you cannot wait? Acute Leukemia is considered a disabling condition on the Compassionate Allowance List which qualifies an individual for an expedited approval process.
What is Acute Leukemia?
Acute leukemia is a rapid cancer which causes a large numbers of immature blood cells to be produced. Your body becomes crowded and the bone marrow cannot produce enough mature, healthy blood cells to carry out their normal work. Instead, the healthy blood cells are replaced and the mutated cells can spread to other organs of the body. There are two types of acute leukemia: acute myelogenous leukemia (often diagnosed in adulthood) and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (often diagnosed in children or young adults).
Acute Leukemia Symptoms
Acute leukemia can go undetected for a long time, but many of the symptoms include:
- Painless lumps in the neck, underarm, stomach or groin
- Easy bleeding or bruising
- Tiny red sport under the skin (petechiae)
- Frequent infections
- Bone or joint pain
- Loss of appetite
- Palleness of pallor
- Pain or feeling full under the ribs
If you are experiencing these symptoms, it is important to talk with a doctor immediately.
Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits and Acute Leukemia
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with acute leukemia, contact an experienced social security disability lawyer today. Please call us at 1-800-882-5500 or fill out a free consultation form for a free evaluation of your acute leukemia social security disability case.